Pressure Suit, Mercury, John Glenn, Friendship 7, Flown
- This spacesuit was worn by John Glenn during the first orbital flight of a U.S. astronaut. The flight took place on February 20, 1962 and lasted for 4 hours and 55 minutes, during which time he traveled 75,679 miles and orbited the earth three times.
- The spacesuit was developed by the B.F. Goodrich Company from the U.S. Navy MK-IV full pressure suit, and was selected by NASA in 1959 for use in Project Mercury
- Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center in 1967.
- Data Source
- National Air and Space Museum
- B. F. Goodrich Co.
- John H. Glenn, Jr.
- Credit Line
- Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- HAZMAT: Cadmium Plating
- Overall Exterior: Aluminized nylon, nylon webbing, brass, steel, aluminium
- Overall Interior: Rubber/neoprene, steel wire
- Overall: 65 × 23 × 4 1/2 in., 10kg (165.1 × 58.4 × 11.4cm, 22lb.)
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